19th century: 1830s: Extant garments

Extant garments, mostly dresses, from the 1830s.
Dress, 1831-35 From Cora Ginsburg

Dress, 1831-35 From Cora Ginsburg

Museum at FIT, item #P88.28.1 c1830 green silk satin afternoon dress. English. The deeply saturated color of the dress represents a tendency towards the use of darker, more vivid hues. Traditionally symbolizing nature, the color green, with its connotations of luck in Ireland and sanctity in the Islamic religion, is reflective of the “exoticism” that was popular during the Romantic periods.

Museum at FIT, item #P88.28.1 c1830 green silk satin afternoon dress. English. The deeply saturated color of the dress represents a tendency towards the use of darker, more vivid hues. Traditionally symbolizing nature, the color green, with its connotations of luck in Ireland and sanctity in the Islamic religion, is reflective of the “exoticism” that was popular during the Romantic periods.

Pelerine, ca. 1835.

Pelerine, ca. 1835.

Dress, 1831-35 From Cora Ginsburg

Dress, 1831-35 From Cora Ginsburg

This warm brown cotton print robe,wrapper or day dress is ca. 1838 - 1842.The bodice has the open neckline and wide collar of the late 1830s,with a wide inset waistband and moderate bishop sleeves gathered into cuffs.Tiny piping is used to define the collar, cuffs and waist band.The fine print has red + green flowers + red zigzag lightening bolts on two tone brown plaid ground. The collar is edged with a self ruffle and the bodice is lined in cotton/linen. There are no front closures…

This warm brown cotton print robe,wrapper or day dress is ca. 1838 - 1842.The bodice has the open neckline and wide collar of the late 1830s,with a wide inset waistband and moderate bishop sleeves gathered into cuffs.Tiny piping is used to define the collar, cuffs and waist band.The fine print has red + green flowers + red zigzag lightening bolts on two tone brown plaid ground. The collar is edged with a self ruffle and the bodice is lined in cotton/linen. There are no front closures…

Pink Silk Embroidered Evening Gown - c 1830 - England

Pink Silk Embroidered Evening Gown - c 1830 - England

Ivory silk dress with silvery embroidery, Italy 1825-1830.

Ivory silk dress with silvery embroidery, Italy 1825-1830.

Dress, 1831-35 From Cora Ginsburg

Dress, 1831-35 From Cora Ginsburg

Wedding dress (detail) ca. 1838 From the Wadsworth Atheneum via the Hartford Courant

Wedding dress (detail) ca. 1838 From the Wadsworth Atheneum via the Hartford Courant

Dress, 1834 - 1835.

Dress, 1834 - 1835.

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